80-Year-Old WGU Texas Grad Keeps His Promise

Robert Titus likes to make jokes. When the 80-year-old was discussing his recently earned bachelor’s degree in marketing management, he said, “I wanted to get it while I was young, so I can start off on a good career.”

But Titus has no illusions of getting hired, and he is just fine with that. After more than a decade of retirement, the former salesman is happier than ever.

So why pursue the degree?

“I promised my mother many, many years ago that I would get my degree,” said Titus, of Houston. “To me, it was a major, big ...

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